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Can I Use Flumist If I Have An Allergy To Eggs
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
NO: Almost 100% of individuals allergic to egg are allergic to egg white or ovoalbumin. A small percentage can tolerate egg yolk; it is safest to avoid all egg products. Recent reports suggest that egg-allergic children might tolerated baked eggs, however it is not straightforward to predict who these semi-tolerant children might be. ...Read more
Allergies develop : At any time. Do not know why, but it is seen all the time that one has eaten a food for years or taken medication before, and then develops an allergy to it. How likely? Depends on the person and family history. It is more likely in someone who already has lot off allergies. Less likely in someone without preexisting allergies. ...Read more
Flu vaccine: A family history of Guillian Barre disease is a contraindication ...Read more
History is more imp: Not really sure what is meant by this. For food allergy the most important aspect in making this diagnosis is the patient history and what type of reaction occurered. Then food allergy skin test or blood test are done to confirm the history. The level of positivity on these tests are not really predictive of the type of reaction one could have. ...Read more
High level allergy: When food allergies are evaluated by blood tests, the amount of allergic antibody (ige) against a particular food is quantified and a classification is assigned. The higher the class, the more antibody was found against that food. Class 0 has little or no ige detected while class 6 means very high levels were found. Most allergists feel class 3 or higher indicates significant allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are tests to differentiate an allergy to either the yolk or white of the egg. You can be allergic to one part and not the other. ...Read more
Vegan mayonaise: You can find this product at whole foods or other health food type grocery stores. ...Read more
Do the following:: Take otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 25 mg tabs, take 2 of them. If allergic signs occur (such as tongue or lip swelling, wheezing, 'choking' sensation, severe hives, etc), go to nearest er and administer your Epipen if you have one. Do not waste time 'thinking about it' as anaphylactic reactions can occur very quickly. Fortunately, most are controlled with medications available in the E.R. ...Read more
You can get Flu shot: If you are allergic to eggs you can still get flu shot.There is a flu vaccine that does not contain egg proteinapproved for use in adults over the age of 18 and older. But even the flu vaccine containinf egg protein can be given safely to people with egg allergy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk/benefit?: People with egg allergy may have a reaction because the vaccine may contain some amount of egg protein. When egg allergy is suspected, patients be can skin tested to the flu vaccine. If the test is positive, the severity of the reaction and the risk/benefits of administering the vaccine should be evaluated. Otherwise, there are meds (tamiflu) that can be given if you actually get the flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4yo son has had 2 wheezing incidents in his life (1 from peanut allergy and 1 from croup). Is it safe for him to get Flumist vaccine?
Many dogs few tricks: Symptoms of food allergy are the same regardless of the food - immediate (anaphylactic) hives around the mouth, 2 hours later all over. Swollen lips, tongue, face, eyelids. Expect nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, choking, coughing, difficulty breathing, sense of doom, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness. When not life-threatening as above chronic exposure may exacerbate eczema. ...Read more
Many options: Fruits, veggies and grains of course. Protein foods- he/she may eat meats. Their is no reason to not eat meats with egg/milk allergy. Can also try soy products such as soy milk and tofu. Also almonds and almond milk. Walnuts and beans are good protein sources. How was the egg/milk allergy diagnosis made? How severe is the allergy? Did u c an allergist? If so ask them about eating peanuts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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